Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church

1865 Knoxlyn Road    *    Gettysburg, PA 17325    *    (717) 642-5332

Announcements

Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church

1865 Knoxlyn Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325


Lenten Program - Pastor Mark will be offering a five-week book discussion using the popular book by Brian McLaren, A Generous Orthodoxy.  Our Lenten program will include a light soup dinner beginning at 6:00 with the discussion beginning at 6:30 for the five Tuesdays, 17, 24 and 31. 


Couple’s Study Group will meet March 14th 6-8 PM at the home of Dave & Pat Diehl.  Please bring a covered dish to share. We will be using the book “A Couple After Gods Own Heart” as our study this year.  Books cost $6.00 each - please see Jim and Bev Benner for your copy.  



One Great Hour of Sharing is a special offering to the Presbyterian Church USA gathered on Palm Sunday. Please give generously to provide safety, sustenance and hope through the following three programs: Presbyterian Disaster Relief, Presbyterian Hunger Program & Self-Development of People.


Easter Vigil - In keeping with an ancient spiritual discipline and tradition, the Spiritual Life Committee is sponsoring a 12-hour prayer vigil, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Easter Saturday, April 11th.  This is an opportunity to deepen your prayer life and build up your relationship with God. Individuals or couples may sign up for a 20-minute slot to come to the sanctuary and have some time alone with God away from normal worldly distractions. Please call the church office to sign up.  



The Couple's Study group will be going to Naomi's for a wonderful Amish meal on Friday, April 17th 6:30 PM.  The cost is $23.00/person.  We will take the church van for those who do not want to drive themselves.  We will leave the church parking lot at 5:30 PM.  The sign-up sheet is in the Narthex.  Please indicate if you want to travel by van.  



Virginia Woods Scholarship
- If you are a high school senior, student who has success-fully completed at least one year at an accredited post-secondary education institution or are pursuing a master’s degree or some type of further education you are eligible to apply for the Virginia Woods Scholarship ($1000.00). Applicants must be a member of LMCPC and active participant in the life of the church. Applications are available in the Narthex or you can call or e-mail Barb Schwartz (717-642-5332 or office@lmcpc.org) to request an application. Submission deadline is Wednesday, April 1.


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS​ 


Sunday School - Throughout Lent the room 4 Sunday morning adult group will explore the gifts that Christ provided to us at His crucifixion.  We will use a book and a video titled He Chose the Nails by Max Lucado.  The gifts He provided include not only the gift of the cross, but the gift of the thorns that pierced His brow, the nails that tore His flesh, the seamless robe that He removed for us and the empty tomb where He forever defeated sin and death. The group meets at 9:45 in room 4 of Fellowship Hall.  
 


Coat Ministry – There is a box in the hallway of the Education Building for clean, gently used coats. They will be taken to the shelter and given to the homeless in Gettysburg. Warm coats are very appreciated this time of year. 



Fitness Program - "FUNnFITNESS" 

The Fitness Program lead by Dave Diehl is Thursday's at 9:00 AM.  The class is cancelled on March 5 & 12 due to the CARES homeless shelter using our building. 



Wednesday Afternoon Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Wednesday Bible Study – Join us Wednesday at 1:30 PM as we walk through the book of John in a very different way. We will use a DVD entitled The Gospel of John. This movie re-creates the era of Jesus. The Gospel of John comes to life in a faithful and powerful dramatization of the Biblical text, word for word.  Starring Henry Ian Cusick as Jesus, and narrated by Christopher Plummer, and with a cast of 2500. We will watch parts of the DVD each week and follow with a discussion of what we saw and heard.